Factbox: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin

Factbox on Sofia Kenin who beat Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 to win his first Grand Slam title in the Australian Open on Saturday.

Years : 21

Nation : U.S

World ranking : 15

Sowing : 14

Grand Slam titles : 1 ( Australian Open 2020)


First round : hit Martina Trevisan (Italy) 6-2 6-4

Second round : hit Li Ann (U.S.) 6-1 6-3

Third round : hit Zhang Shuai (China) 7-5 7-6(7)

Fourth round : hit Coco Gauff (U.S.) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-0

Quarter finals : hit Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) 6-4 6-4

Semifinal : hit 1-Ash Barty (Australia) 7-6(6) 7-5


* Born in Moscow of Alexander and Lena Kenin

* The family moved to the United States a few months after their birth.

* He began playing tennis at the age of five, drawing inspiration from his father who had played recreationally.

* She started playing in United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournaments for children under 10 at the age of seven, and became the top ranked player in Florida in that division.


* He began his professional career at the ITF circuit in 2013 and won his first two professional matches at the age of 14.

* He made his first appearance in the Grand Slam main draw at the US Open. UU. In 2015, losing his first game against Mariana Duque-Marino.

* He had a great season in 2018, reaching his first WTA semifinal at the Mallorca Open on grass.

* His performances improved further in 2019 and he won his first WTA singles title at Hobart International, where he did not lose a single set during the event.

* His best result in clay came in the French Open, where he advanced to the fourth round.

* She won her second WTA singles title of the year in Mallorca, before adding more cutlery in Guangzhou.

* She was chosen as the most improved WTA player of the year 2019, the first American to win the prize since Serena Williams in 1999.

*Kenin on Saturday became the youngest women's Australian Open winner since Maria Sharapova , who won in 2008 at the age of 20.